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January 31, 2013

Hi Friends,



I'm in Singapore for the opening of my latest restaurant at the fabulous Resorts World Sentosa. The Ocean Restaurant is in the S.E.A Aquarium, part of the world’s largest oceanarium.

It's a real thrill to be opening my first restaurant in Asia! The menu combines Mediterranean/California influences with an Asian twist. I incorporated local elements and ingredients into my signature dishes like the Coq Au Vin Asia. It features Lemongrass-Sake Braised Spring Chicken with Roasted Ginger accompanied with Thai Chili and Young Bok Choy. Some other menu items are Sous Vide 48°C King Salmon that comes with sustainable caviar; prosecco pear crushed almond, vine tomato jelly and garden cress; and the ‘After Eight’ Mint Variation with Chocolate dessert. Another highlight is the Arctic Char Mandarin with habanero glaze accompanied with Meyer lemon cous cous and micro cilantro, which I created for the restaurant. The restaurant uses sustainably sourced seafood which echoes the Marine Life Park’s mission of ensuring a healthy future for vibrant and sustainable marine, coastal and freshwater ecosystems.

Here's the view from the incredible dining room! If you're ever in Singapore I hope you can stop by.




Sous-Vide Salmon





After Eight Mint





Cat Cora's Kitchen iPad App



I know a lot of you enjoyed using my iPad App, Cat Cora's Kitchen over the holidays. If you haven't downloaded it yet, it's available in the iTunes App Store.




Here's some of the great features that I think you'll really like:
  • Over 80 of my favorite Recipes with instructional HD Videos
  • A patent-pending Scheduler that combines instructions from multiple Recipes into one Meal Planner
  • Adjusting the number of servings changes the quantities of all ingredients and updates the Shopping List.
  • See at a glance what can be prepared a day in advance.

Signing off from Singapore...

XXOO,

Cat


January 10, 2013

Hi Friends,

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a great holiday with family and friends. After another busy year, I was finally able to unwind and spend time with my wife and boys. A great time to reflect and cherish all of life's blessings.

A Healthy Start to 2013


Recently People Magazine featured one of my favorite recipes: Beet Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette. It's a perfect dish to start off the new year on a healthy note.



I also created some special salads for Almond Accents. I love them all but the Greek Chopped Salad is a healthy twist on a classic dish.



Enjoy!

Wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year!

XXOO,

Cat


September 19, 2012

Hi Friends,

I was excited to travel to Salt Lake City this week to open the latest Cat Cora's Kitchen at the Salt Lake City airport. CCK is now in three major airports: San Francisco, Houston and Salt Lake City. Finally you can eat healthy food when you travel! I know how important this is because I'm on the road 260 days a year.

All three CCKs offer travelers high-end comfort food made with healthy ingredients and low-calorie preparations. For breakfast you can order an egg white scramble with Feta cheese, tomatoes and spinach. For lunch try a low-calorie Cobb salad with grilled avocado and chicken and for dinner check out the flank steak soft tacos. If you're up for a bigger meal, there's a grilled Angus New York Strip Steak with lobster mac and cheese.

Here are some pics of me and the staff. Come by and see us next time you're in Salt Lake City!







I know I keep asking but please don't forget those affected by Hurricane Isaac--just $10 will provide a hot meal for someone in need. To donate, either text RedCross (one word) and 90999 on your mobile phone or go to the Red Cross website.

Thanks for your support!

XXOO,

Cat


September 14, 2012

Hi Friends,

I was thrilled to be included in USA TODAY's 30th Anniversary Edition today. The story contained my predictions about the future of food in the next 30 years. You can read the full article online or pick up a copy of today's paper but here are some highlights.



Food won't just feed you in 30 years. It will make you feel better and have less junk in it. It will be purchased without having to push a cart up and down the aisles of a supermarket. At home, food will be prepared on a foolproof, fully computerized appliance that will do virtually anything you ask it to do. That's right: You'll speak to your appliances.

Every house will have a completely computerized kitchen. Say goodbye to the multitude of gadgets and appliances -- from blenders to microwaves to refrigerators -- you now have in your kitchen. A single, ultra-computerized device will replace them all. It will juice, cool, cook and freeze. Everything in the kitchen will be voice-activated. Technology will take over the kitchen. Even if you can't boil water, your personal avatar -- which will look like you -- will walk you through all of the steps.

Because cooking at home will be simpler, the restaurant business will decline, and eating out will be more for celebrating special occasions. Restaurants increasingly will be vehicles for entertainment and no longer places to simply sit and eat. Waiters and waitresses will mostly disappear--replaced by computerized, order-taking devices.

Junk food will reinvent itself. Major fast food chains will have to adjust to selling better-quality and more nutritional foods.

Supermarkets will do it all for shoppers. The grocery store will do most of your shopping for you. Computerized shopping carts and special high-speed conveyor belts will fetch products.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner all will change. The first meal of the day still will be all about convenience and on-the-go eating, but it will be much more focused on healthy ingredients. Lunch still will be quick but very different in quality from current standards. Dinner increasingly will be eaten at home, because it will be so nutritious and simple to prepare.

Foodies will rule. People who never had an interest in cooking will become foodies. Technology, after all, will make it much easier to become a foodie.

The food we eat will be mostly organic and sustainably grown, and most of the packaging will be recyclable. People will have the peace of mind that what they eat is good for themselves -- and the planet.

Please don't forget those affected by Hurricane Isaac - just $10 will provide a hot meal for someone in need. To donate, either text RedCross (one word) and 90999 on your mobile phone or go to the Red Cross website.

Thanks for your support!

XXOO,

Cat

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September 4, 2012

Hi Friends,

This weekend I was honored to volunteer with the Red Cross in my home state of Mississippi helping those affected by Hurricane Isaac. The operations in Hattiesburg were amazing. They were on top of everything from communications, to gathering their partners, to making sure people are fed and warm. They're doing a phenomenal job and I know they'll stay until the job is done.

You can help too - just $10 will provide a hot meal for someone in need. To donate, either text RedCross (one word) and 90999 on your mobile phone or go to the Red Cross website.





Thanks for your support!

XXOO,

Cat


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